A Busy Weekend
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Washington wide receiver Kevin Smith (8) vaults over the would be tackle of Idaho State’s Tanner Davis (25) in the second quarter.
Everett’s Paul Larson (2) pulls down Cascade’s Kaleb Dobson (13) after a long gain in the first quarter.
Seattle wide receiver Sidney Rice (18) appears to get held by Jacksonville’s Will Blackmon (24) in the third quarter.
Glacier Peak’s Justin Guffey (right) and Austin Hines (left) cause Jackson’s John-Robert Woolley (14) to fumble in the second quarter.
Photos by Jennifer Buchanan / The Herald
Shooting four football games in three days means that I’m sore, tired and have shot about 6657 photos in a 72-hour period. Friday night I was at Everett Memorial Stadium for Jackson vs. Glacier Peak and Cascade vs. Everett. Saturday I shot the Huskies blow out Idaho State and on Sunday I watched the Seahawks dismantle the Jacksonville Jaguars. These four are some of the nicer photos from what was a very busy weekend.
Click here to see more photos from the Seahawks game.Click here to see more photos from the Husky game. Click here to see more photos from the prep games.
In the Studio
Marysville-Pilchuck running back Austin Joyner poses for a photo inside the Herald studio last week.
Photo by Jennifer Buchanan / The Herald
The studio set-up I used for the five prep football portraits I shot last week is very simple. One light head gets the gel treatment, basically colored plastic taped over the light. The other “white” light is a giant softbox placed almost directly over the subject (as seen in the photo). I used the black painted side of the studio to get the rich, dark color, rather than shoot it on the white side, which tends to lighten the gel color. (Trust me, you don’t want to photograph that football player on pink.) Bada-bing, nice, clean, lit portraits.
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Who you lookin’ at
Waiting for autographs, Bryce Ryan, 7, of Seattle, looks straight back at the camera while standing on the fence separating spectators from athletes at the opening day of Seahawk training camp in Renton, Thursday afternoon.
Photo by Sean Ryan / The Herald
This being the first time I have every been to a professional football training camp, I found myself in awe, not of the team, but of the spectators who flanked the field throughout the day. The sidelines were full of colorful personalities, devoted fans and hopeful kids hoping to meet their favorite athletes. The day, and fans like Bryce Ryan above, provided a great start to football season. See more photos here
Vincent Rieks, 10, of Everett runs through the rain filled curb outside his home Monday night June 24 after an evening rainstorm drenched Everett. Vincent is joined in the late evening fun with his brothers Zane and James Rieks, both 12.
Photo by Sean Ryan / The Herald
A Changing Landscape
Mike Ingrum, who spent 24 years working at the Kimberly-Clark mill, stands in the same place along Grand Avenue in Everett in March of 2012 (left) and April of 2013 (right)
Photo by Mark and Annie Mulligan / The Herald (left) and Mark Mulligan / The Herald (right)
I had the privilege this month to revisit a handful of former mill workers we photographed last year for the Herald’s Last Smokestack story commemorating the closing of the Kimberly-Clark Pulp and Paper Mill in Everett.
Earlier this month, Mike Ingrum, pictured above, was gracious enough to meet me in Everett and stand in the pouring rain so that I could photograph him in the exact same spot we took a photo one year ago. I hoped to show the stark difference in the landscape one year later.
Although the perspective is slightly different (the photo on the left was taken with a large format view camera on film, the photo on the right was taken with a modern digital SLR), the change is obvious. Where smokestacks rose above the waterfront, now only rubble remains. Useful equipment has been shipped away while the rest is picked through for scrap.
Thankfully Ingrum has landed on his feet though. After months of unemployment, he found work at the Tesoro Anacortes Refinery. The differences are stark, but folks are finding their way. You can read more stories about life one year later here.
A banana slug moves slowly along a rain-soaked route in the forest, its optical tentacles, or “eye stalks,” capturing light and movement as it goes.
Photo by Dan Bates / The Herald
Great news from the photo department: We had two awards in the National Press Photographers Association Best of Photography annual contest this year.
Dan Bates’ photos from the old growth forest story received an Award of Excellence in the Environment Picture Story category. This is a big deal. It’s obvious that these are great photos, but I’m especially proud to see Dan in a category where the other winners were essays shot for National Geographic, Greenpeace and Getty in some of the world’s most remote locations. Dan did it in our own backyard here in Snohomish County! Great work. Check out the winners here:
In a similar vein, former Herald photo editor Justin Best received an Honorable Mention in the Photo Editing portion of the contest for his work shepherding the above photos onto the actual pages of the Herald. Dan’s photos combined with Justin’s photo editing and Katie Mayer’s design work put the old growth story in a category with The Denver Post, Naples Daily News and Los Angeles Times. Click here.
To see all of Dan’s photos from the series check out the photo gallery and Jim Haley’s original article by clicking here.
Star Wars in Everett
A long time ago in a galaxy not so far, far away, a worker drives an early galactic speeder through the Kimberly-Clark property on the Everett waterfront. The demolition site is exposing more of planet earth through the remaining rubble of the former paper mill, and what appears to be a Rebel starship escape pod from the Star Wars galaxy.
Dan Bates / The Herald
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Normally, it’s the coach who picks up the wrestler after he or she wins the state championship. But at 285 pounds and sweating like you just wrestled your heart out for six minutes; who really wants to pick you up? How about picking up your teammates? That’s just what Lake Stevens heavyweight wrestler Brandon Johnson did to teammate Michael Soler after Johnson won his championship match. Soler, who wrestles at the exact opposite end of the weight spectrum at 106, won his state title match earlier in the night as Lake Stevens went on to win the team 4A title at Mat Classic 2013.
Jennifer Buchanan / The HeraldClick here for a photo gallery from Mat Classic.
I recently had the pleasure of photographing the Everett Reign at one of their practices. The Reign is a women’s professional football team. Full pads. Full tackle. The team consists of over 40 women between the ages of 18 and 55 and they are fierce. I had no idea that women’s tackle football even existed and it was really fun to see these athletes, who are everything from college students to full-time moms, get out there and kick some butt on the field. This is their first season as a team and they will have their opening game against the Las Vegas Showgirlz on March 2nd.
Mandy Myers (left) and Brooklyn Holton lay head-to-head during a drill at an Everett Reign practice Feb. 20, 2013. The Reign is a full contact football team in the Women’s Football Association. Their first game of the season is March 2, against the Las Vegas Showgirlz at Everett Memorial Stadium.
Genna Martin / The Herald